Babess is six. I have no idea how that happened so quickly.
We had a lovely day. She opened her presents in the morning – a bookmark from Pearl (from Iceland), a big Lego set from our hosts, and a small book from us because we agreed her “big present” from us is more pocket money to spend in California next week.
Then we went to our friends’ wedding which was absolutely lovely. The bride gave Babess a posy of her own in recognition that it was a big day for both of them, and Babess beamed with joy.
Babess & Fainjin spent the afternoon playing with the new Lego set and entertaining our hosts while Pearl, The Dad and I went to the wedding reception. When we got home, Babess had had so much fun that she had fallen asleep! So we woke her up to take her out for dinner, where we were joined by a few friends including Babess’ best young friend from here (whom she first met as a baby three years ago and hasn’t seen since until this week). The kids had a wonderful time doing puzzles and colouring in and sticking stickers, and then most people came back “home” for cheesecake and tea or coffee.
Babess had originally asked for a home-made cake, which I was happy to provide, but on a trip to the local supermarket we pointed out the bakery cakes – which are very impressive – and she decided she’d have a bought one instead. We said she could choose whatever she liked, within size limits, prepared to pay to have one decorated if she so chose. Initially she liked the look of a plain tray of cupcakes, but then she spotted a package of mixed cheesecake slices – four slices each of plain, caramel, chocolate and berry. Ever practical, she decided that would be perfect because then everyone could choose the flavour they wanted. Very nice it was too!
It was a cooler evening, so there weren’t many fireflies, but I think she’d had a pretty good day even so.
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